Amy Randolph was born on January 10, 1966, at Sangley Point U.S. Naval Station on the island of Cavite, Republic of the Philippines. She spent her childhood moving with her Coast Guard family from state to state. She attended St. Francis Cabrini High School in New Orleans before moving to the Texas hill country, where she's lived for the past sixteen years. She received her BA in English and her MFA in poetry at Southwest Texas State University and her PhD at Binghamton University. She has published poems in Black Warrior Review, Peregrine, and Lullwater Review, among others. Her manuscript has been a finalist in several national competitions, including the Ohio State University/The Journal Award. She recently completed her first novel, is working on another, and learning to play the violin. She teaches part-time at Southwest Texas State University and lives in San Marcos, Texas, with her husband, son, and daughter.